Edward L. Kainen

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Las Vegas, NV

Kainen Law Group, PLLC
 | 3303 Novat Street, Suite 200
Las Vegas, NV 89129
Phone: 702-823-4900
Fax: 702-823-4488
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1993
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
Attorney Profile

Edward L. Kainen is a family law attorney in Las Vegas, Nevada. As the managing partner of Kainen Law Group, Mr. Kainen handles matters involving divorce, military divorce, business and high-asset divorce, alimony, asset division, assisted reproductive technology, child custody, child support, grandparent visitation, guardianship, paternity, property division, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, relocation, spousal support and surrogacy. He serves clients throughout the entire Las Vegas region.

Mr. Kainen has more than 30 years of legal experience. Throughout his time in practice, he has litigated and settled many significant cases. As a result of his accomplishments, he is AV Preeminent* peer-review rated by Martindale-Hubbell and a fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and the International Academy of Family Lawyers. In addition, Las Vegas magazine named him one of the “top 25” lawyers in Nevada.

Outside of his practice, Mr. Kainen is involved in various activities, leadership roles and organizations. He is the author of numerous articles that appear in legal publications and regularly speaks at continuing legal education seminars. He is active in the American Bar Association and the recipient of recognition for providing pro bono services. He also serves on the boards of nonprofit organizations.

Mr. Kainen earned bachelor’s degrees from the University of South Florida and received his law degree from Washburn University School of Law in Topeka, Kansas. His additional credentials include an attorney certification in family law from the State Bar of Nevada and the National Board of Trial Advocacy. He is a master in the American Inns of Court and an arbitrator through the Nevada Supreme Court Annexed Arbitration Program.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.


About Edward Kainen

Admitted: 1993, Nevada

Professional Webpage: https://www.kainenlawgroup.com/attorneys/edward-kainen/


  • Pro Bono Attorney of the Year, 2002
  • Named one of the "Top 25" lawyers in the State of Nevada, Las Vegas Life Magazine
  • Named as the "Best Family Law Attorney" in Las Vegas for 2013
  • AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory
  • One of the Top 75 lawyers in the Mountain State Region
  • Named "Nevada Super Lawyer" since 2007
  • Named to "Best Lawyers in America"

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Nevada Certified Attorney Arbitrator
  • Nevada Board Certified Specialist in Family Law

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • District Court in Las Vegas, Family Division, Law clerk, 1994 - 95
  • Nevada American Inns of Court, Master
  • Law Practice Management Committee - Past Chair, Membership and Marketing Committee - Co-Chair
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Fellow
  • Family Law Section, Chair, 2003 - 2005
  • Mitrani, Rynor & Gallegos, of Miami, Florida, Of Counsel, 1988 - 89
  • Supreme Court Bench Bar Committee, appointed by the Nevada Supreme Court, 2005 - 2008 and 2011 - present
  • Family Law Section of the American Bar Association, Continuing Legal Education Committee, Co-Chair
  • Nevada Board of Certified Family Law Specialists, First Chair
  • Florida, 1989
  • American Bar Association's Family Law Section, Member of the Council
  • Ecker & Kainen, Chartered, Member
  • Family Court Bench Bar Committee: 1997 - 2005, Chair: 1999 - 2003
  • Kansas, 1988
  • Nevada, 1993
  • Family Law Sections Executive Council, Elected Member, 1997 - 2006

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Boards of the Children, Volunteer
  • Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year, 2002
  • Clark County Self Help Center, Advisory Board, 2000 - 2010
  • Washburn School of Law, Family Law Center

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Lectures frequently in Nevada and throughout the Country, Continuing Legal Education programs
  • Bitcoin, Cryptocurrency & Blockchain Technology - Dividing Digital Assets, Lecturer, Bitcoin, Cryptocurrency & Blockchain Technology - Dividing Digital Assets, National Divorce Conference, Divorce And Financial Experts, 2019
  • Co-author and Co-presented, Nuts & Bolts of Family Law, Continuing Legal Education program since 1997
  • Author, Manual for Family Court Law Clerks, still in use in the Family Court

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Has been Published in the Nevada Family Law Report, Nevada Lawyer, Clark County Bar Journal

Educational Background:

  • University of South Florida, 1985

Industry Groups

  • Board Certified Family Law Specialist; Former Chair Of The Nevada Board Of Certified Family Law Spec
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Office Location for Edward L. Kainen

3303 Novat Street
Suite 200
Las Vegas, NV 89129

Phone: 702-823-4900

Fax: 702-823-4488

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Last Updated: 5/15/2019

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